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MARTA: Mayor considers 10-year fix for Five Points

The transit agency says delaying the $230M project risks higher costs, federal funding loss for MARTA, and contractor lawsuits amid imminent construction plans.

Comedian Bob Newhart, deadpan master of sitcoms and telephone monologues, dies at 94

World Cup looming, Mercedes-Benz Stadium invests millions in new tech

This type of technology does two things: it provides reliable and fast internet connectivity, and allows the stadium to keep up with fans’ increasing demand for bandwidth.

Election 2024

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Obama, Pelosi, leading Dems raise concerns about Biden's 2024 chances

Democrats at the highest levels are making a critical push for President Joe Biden to reconsider his election bid for a second term.

LIVE: Trump to speak on final night of Republican National Convention

OPINION

DUPREE: Trump, Republicans still stuck on 2020

Many attendees of the Republican National Convention continue to talk about the 2020 election.

Biden tests positive for COVID-19 as summer infections spike

The infection puts a hold on the president’s campaigning and adds to questions about his fitness for the rigors of another term.

Beltline

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Atlanta Beltline branding gets a fresh look

With a majority of construction still on track to be complete by 2026, officials look toward a new era for the trail loop.

Debate over Atlanta Beltline rail heats up

Upwards of 200 people gathered Monday evening at the historic Trolley Barn in Inman Park — once home to the country’s first electric streetcar system — to weigh in on what the...

Atlanta cyclists warn of high-speed e-bike dangers

Atlanta limits e-bike motors to 20 miles per hour on shared-use paths, but Jonas Ho, founder of E-Board and E-Bike Atlanta, has seen riders on e-bikes capable of up to 70 mph.

Things to Do This Weekend

15 things to do in metro Atlanta this weekend

Indulge in peachy treats at Peachfest food and drink festival or join stampers and scrapbookers at the Gas South Convention Center expo for workshops.

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THE LINEUP

Janet Jackson concert, grilling class: 5 Black culture events to attend

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Black Culture team curates a list of event recommendations to help you navigate the diverse array of happenings in the city.

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Atlanta Open, which brought some bounce to the city, prepares for finale

The Atlanta Open, which drew the biggest American male tennis stars over 14 years, is going away after this year after the ATP shuffled its schedule.

Atlanta's Influence

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Cruvie Clothing has that Atlanta swagger that seemingly everyone has to have

Cruvie Clothing is an online T-shirt company making its imprint in fashion with a simple design that celebrates Atlanta neighborhoods, communities and landmarks.

11 drinks at metro Atlanta bars and restaurants worth trying that celebrate peaches

A ripe peach is something you can slurp as well as eat, making it the perfect muse for a summer cocktail. During the height of peach season, barkeeps around town are making go

LL Cool J in Atlanta: Rap icon talks new album, hip-hop’s role in politics and his love of the city

LL Cool J talks new album, politics and hip hop while in town for a listening session and conversation with producer Jermaine Dupri.

Crime and Public Safety

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Roswell man charged with threatening FBI Director Christopher Wray

A Roswell man is facing federal charges of making interstate threats to FBI Director Christoper Wray and others, court records show.

Photo of Fani Willis found on Trump shooter’s cellphone

The phone also contained pictures of several other politicians, including President Joe Biden and U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson, according to a CNN report.

Driver tries to escape troopers by jumping off NW Atlanta bridge, GSP says

Iconic Kodak building in Midtown Atlanta burns for 2nd time in 6 weeks

It is the second blaze at a location on Ponce de Leon Avenue in just over a month.

Metro and State

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OBITUARY

Attorney led fight for Georgia’s poor

Phyllis Holmen's heart led her to fight for Georgia's poor

UPDATE

Prison escapee who eluded capture since 1994 arrested in Georgia

An Oregon sex offender who officials say escaped from a prison work detail in 1994 was captured Tuesday in Macon, Georgia after assuming the name of a deceased boy in Texas.

Film, TV crew members overwhelmingly approve new contract with studios

It’s possible Georgia will see an increase in production over the next several months as a result of the deal.

Environmental groups ask feds to take over Georgia’s coal ash program

Environmental groups filed a petition Thursday asking the a federal agency to claw back oversight of the disposal of Georgia’s toxic coal ash from state regulators.

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Metro Atlanta

BREAKING

Ground stop issued at Atlanta airport amid storms

Metro Atlanta is getting more clouds than sunshine on Thursday.

MARTA: Mayor considers 10-year fix for Five Points

The transit agency says delaying the $230M project risks higher costs, federal funding loss for MARTA, and contractor lawsuits amid imminent construction plans.

Prison escapee who eluded capture since 1994 arrested in Georgia

An Oregon sex offender who officials say escaped from a prison work detail in 1994 was captured Tuesday in Macon, Georgia after assuming the name of a deceased boy in Texas.

Georgia

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Prison escapee who eluded capture since 1994 arrested in Georgia

An Oregon sex offender who officials say escaped from a prison work detail in 1994 was captured Tuesday in Macon, Georgia after assuming the name of a deceased boy in Texas.

UGA details $7.3M in safety investments in wake of Laken Riley slaying

The University of Georgia released details Thursday about the $7.3 million committed for safety enhancements following the killing of nursing student Laken Riley in February.

Mercedes-Benz to install EV chargers at 100 Starbucks

Starbucks and Mercedes-Benz are trying to recharge both you and your car.

Opinion

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OPINION: Chrisley convention speech another serving of MAGA victimhood

07/19 Mike Luckovich: Passenger Panic

Editorial cartoon about Democratic leadership calling for Joe Biden to quit his re-election campaign. By Mike Luckovich.

OPINION

What if we already have solutions for reducing harm from gun violence? ­­

The surgeon general’s gun violence declaration called for safety solutions. There are powerful safety-tech solutions available now—we just need to put them on guns.

Election 2024

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Federal suit targets special Georgia campaign law designed to help Kemp

The state Democratic Party is challenging the constitutionality of a 2021 state law that gave a financial boost to Gov. Brian Kemp's reelection campaign.

Emails show Republican leader’s involvement in Georgia election rules

Two rules approved by the State Election Board in a possibly illegal meeting last week appear to have been suggested by the Georgia Republican Party.

Donald Trump will address a charged but not changed Republican National Convention

The former president will accept his party’s nomination tonight for the third time.

JD Vance appeals to swing voters in his first primetime speech as Donald Trump’s running mate

The Republican convention speech was loaded with appeals to working class voters and heralded the return of "America First."

Politically Georgia

LISTEN

U.S. Rep. Mike Collin pushes back on criticism of his social media posts

U.S. Rep. Mike Collins joined the "Politically Georgia" podcast to discuss political rhetoric and his remarks following the assassination attempt on Trump.

LISTEN

Vance’s roommate says his politics are rooted in grievance and anger

The Georgia state senator tells ‘Politically Georgia’ Trump’s running mate has chosen style over substance.

Biden’s terrible 24 hours puts gloomy Democrats in panic mode

While the Republicans meet in Milwaukee for their national convention, the chorus of Democrats calling for President Joe Biden to drop his reelection bid grows louder.

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Georgia

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Federal suit targets special Georgia campaign law designed to help Kemp

The state Democratic Party is challenging the constitutionality of a 2021 state law that gave a financial boost to Gov. Brian Kemp's reelection campaign.

JD Vance’s former roommate calls his convention speech ‘sleepy’ and ‘not very exciting’

The Georgia Democratic lawmaker and the Republican nominee for vice president attended Yale Law School together.

Mike Collins draws heat for feeding conspiracies following assassination attempt

The Georgia Republican says he’s not toning down his rhetoric after being dubbed the “village idiot” by critics for comments he made following the attack on Donald Trump.

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The Republican National Convention: How to watch on TV or livestream

Donald Trump accepts the Republican Party's nomination for president at 10 p.m. EDT.

U.S. Rep. Mike Collins pushes back on criticism of his social media posts

U.S. Rep. Mike Collins joined the "Politically Georgia" podcast to discuss political rhetoric and his remarks following the assassination attempt on Trump.

JD Vance’s roommate says his politics are rooted in grievance and anger

The Georgia state senator tells ‘Politically Georgia’ Trump’s running mate has chosen style over substance.

Columnists

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Opinion: Trump, Republicans still stuck on 2020

Many attendees of the Republican National Convention continue to talk about the 2020 election.

Opinion: Will surviving an assassination attempt change Donald Trump for good?

The Trump we’ve heard from and seen in the three days since the assassination attempt has been noticeably different from the one Saturday on stage.

Opinion: ‘Vindication has never been so unfulfilling’

Trump Investigations

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Roswell man charged with threatening FBI Director Christopher Wray

Court records show that John Woodbury is facing federal charges of making interstate threats to Christopher Wray and others.

Photo of Fani Willis found on Trump shooter’s cellphone

The phone also contained pictures of several other politicians, including President Joe Biden and U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson, according to a CNN report.

Arguments in Fani Willis appeal set for after election

Arguments are set after Election Day in the appeal to disqualify DA Fani Willis from prosecuting former President Donald Trump and others in the Georgia election case.

Braves

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Healthy, thriving Chris Sale ‘good for baseball,’ even better for Braves

Date set for 2025 MLB All-Star game in Atlanta

The date for the 2025 MLB All-Star game, which will be held in Atlanta, was announced Thursday. This will be Atlanta’s third time hosting the event, the first at Truist Park.

Alex Anthopoulos’ Braves drafts have been about like rest of his work

United

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New mistakes, old mistakes haunt Atlanta United

Atlanta United wastes chance to defeat NYCFC, settles for draw

The Five Stripes had to settle for a draw because it couldn’t seem to stop making game-changing mistakes on defense and couldn’t convert chances when it created opportunities.

Southern Fried Soccer: Atlanta United faces NYCFC coming off loss to Montreal

Food & Dining

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Georgia Classics: Chamblee’s Frosty Caboose marks 15 years of ice cream and trains

For 15 years, the Frosty Caboose in Chamblee has attracted an array of visitors looking to devour a sundae while watching the trains go by just beyond the tree line.

11 drinks worth trying that celebrate peaches

A ripe peach is something you can slurp as well as eat, making it the perfect muse for a summer cocktail. During the height of peach season, barkeeps around town are making go

Review: Resto L’Antoinette offers traditional French cuisine in Milton

Is there a market in Milton for a quiet, traditionally French date-night spot? The team at Resto L’Antoinette is trying hard to make it work.

RECIPE: Make La Grotta Ristorante Italiano’s Panna Cotta

Vincent Stewart, manager of La Grotta Ristorante Italiano, was pleased to share the recipe for panna cotta from executive chef Daniel Chance.

UATL

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Tariq Nasheed tells untold hip-hop history with ‘Microphone Check’

Tariq Nasheed is hosting screenings of his hip-hop documentary, “Microphone Check: The Hidden History of Hip-Hop,” at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

Heat Check: Our best songs from Georgia artists this year (so far)

Morehouse College’s president to step down

Thomas plans to remain in Atlanta where he will assume a faculty position at Morehouse and help with the capital campaign he started.

Trendsetter Sense trades ‘Gangsta’ for the gospel

The legendary mixtape DJ explains the story and mission behind his new faith-based radio show.

Things to Do

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Film, TV crew members overwhelmingly approve new contract with studios

It’s possible Georgia will see an increase in production over the next several months as a result of the deal.

World Cup looming, Mercedes-Benz Stadium invests millions in new tech

This type of technology does two things: it provides reliable and fast internet connectivity, and allows the stadium to keep up with fans’ increasing demand for bandwidth.

Date set for 2025 MLB All-Star game in Atlanta

The date for the 2025 MLB All-Star game, which will be held in Atlanta, was announced Thursday. This will be Atlanta’s third time hosting the event, the first at Truist Park.

Lifestyle

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Cruvie Clothing has that Atlanta swagger that seemingly everyone has to have

Subtle signs of an unhealthy gut, from skin issues to sugar cravings

While bloating is a well-known sign of gut inflammation, other indicators can be subtle and easily overlooked.

Survey: Teens don’t get support they need, despite what parents think

Parents were nearly three times more likely than teens to say their kids have the support they need

Entertainment

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Atlanta Open, which brought some bounce to the city, prepares for finale

The Atlanta Open, which drew the biggest American male tennis stars over 14 years, is going away after this year after the ATP shuffled its schedule.

Steve Craig of 99X to be inducted into 2024 Legends of Radio Hall of Fame

Steve Craig was inducted into the 2024 Legends of Georgia Radio Hall of Fame, the group Friends of Georgia Radio announced Monday.

Tyler Perry, promoting Amazon film ‘Divorce in the Black,’ planning time off

Tyler Perry said "Divorce in the Black" starring Meagan Good and Cory Hardrict is very much like many of his earlier dramas featuring a woman in peril and faith-based homilies

Travel

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Summer travel: Lakes, oceans, rivers and water parks a cool source of fun in the sun

Summer Travel: 11 places to soak up some sun and find relief in cool waters.

Summer’s last gasp: Family getaways before back to school

Consider these suggestions for a last family getaway before school starts back.

Hartsfield-Jackson ranks among best in nation for stress-free travel

It may be the busiest airport, but it's also one of the least stressful, according to new rankings.

News Partners

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Olympic shooters at Fort Moore prepare for Paris. I tried to compete against them

Ledger-Enquirer reporter Kelby Hutchison competed against two Olympians at Fort Moore and promptly was reminded why they are going to the Paris games.

Unexpected mining operation upsets residents near Alabama’s bald eagle territory

Aside Lake Guntersville, bald eagles are royalty. But locals say a planned chert pit is already changing that status.

Trump’s environmental impact endures, at home and around the world

The United States returned to the Paris pact after Trump’s presidency, but he showed other populist leaders a way out of the global climate agreement.

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Investigations

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String of environmental violations raises concerns about firm linked to Okefenokee mine project

Twin Pines and others affiliated with its parent company have committed more than 70 violations across multiple states, records show.

For some Georgia correctional officers, inmates are their weapons

Some Georgia correctional officers have allowed inmates to carry out violent attacks on other prisoners or even instigated them. An AJC investigation.

Georgia town alerted to off-duty work before firing police chief, suspending its force

Days before it fired its chief, suspended its police force and called in GBI, Warm Springs received an anonymous email about its officers' off-duty jobs.

Video

Video showing man verbally, physically abusing dog angers Cobb residents

Video showing man verbally, physically abusing dog angers Cobb residents

Trump to accept GOP’s nomination Thursday night as RNC wraps up

Trump to accept GOP’s nomination Thursday night as RNC wraps up

College Park responds after hundreds of pages of confidential documents found in recycling bin

College Park responds after hundreds of pages of confidential documents found in recycling bin

Photos

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The colorful island of Curaçao

Photos: Atlanta fire crews battle a second blaze at Kodak building

PHOTOS: Just over a month ago, on June 6, another fire damaged the Kodak building and the adjacent old Atlanta Eagle gay bar.

PHOTOS: Atlanta firefighters battle blaze at iconic Kodak building

Atlanta fire crews battle a large fire at the city's iconic Kodak building on Ponce de Leon Avenue Thursday morning.

Podcasts

U.S. Rep. Mike Collins pushes back on criticism of his social media posts

U.S. Rep. Mike Collins joined the "Politically Georgia" podcast to discuss political rhetoric and his remarks following the assassination attempt on Trump.

JD Vance’s roommate says his politics are rooted in grievance and anger

The Georgia state senator tells ‘Politically Georgia’ Trump’s running mate has chosen style over substance.

LISTEN

This former Trump aide is ‘encouraged’ by the support for the Republican platform

Georgia congressional candidate Brian Jack talks about the Republican convention on The Atlanta Journal-Constitution podcast "Politically Georgia."